Grungy in NOLA

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I asked, “Do you guys have any idea how dirty you are?” And this was their reply. Lowe looked genuinely surprised. Ali and Ouest had to fly back to MN for a quick one-day trip, leaving me and Lowe to have a boys-only day. Lowe spotted this guy first. We … Read More

Biloxi

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Lunch stop outside of Biloxi. I really like the coast along here. The beach just goes on and on forever, all open and public. Beautiful homes on stilts line one side of the road, further back now, or new, as most of the front row’s older homes/mansions were leveled in … Read More

The Gulf

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Big Lagoon State Park. We’re on our way towards New Orleans, ambling west along the Gulf. A little further along the trail from that sign we hit the ocean where we could swim again. Unfortunately, there were a million huge, pink, moon jellyfish. They were pretty harmless, but still, nobody … Read More

Airstream Work and Play

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It took us seven days, but we got it done, and the Airstream now feels much more like a home. Everything got a fresh coat of paint, cabinets were rebuilt to make them more user friendly, new cubbyholes were added under the kids’ new bunk beds, book cases were built, … Read More

Airstream Updating

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We rolled out of Georgia, through a bit of Alabama, and into the Florida panhandle. One of those places that we’ve always missed. In part, because we generally can’t stand Florida. But hey, we’re just passing through, we can give it another shot. Another swimming hole we couldn’t enjoy. Gators, … Read More

Devil Went Down To Georgia

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Here’s the problem with Georgia—there are all these great State Parks with camping right on the lake, or on the river, and then there are the alligator signs. Oh, how I wish I could dismiss those signs. I mean, look at that water. Think of the hours of play my kids … Read More

Macon Halloween

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It’s starting to feel like we’ve been in Georgia a long time. We just sort of bounce around from one state park to another, spending a couple days in each exploring what they have to offer. Lately there has been plenty of lakes to swim in. From the looks of them, … Read More

North Carolina Mountains

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A cold snap hit, just for a couple of days, but enough to bust out the winter clothes and convince us it was just about time to get moving south. Max Patch is a bald mountaintop along the Appalachian Trail, and would no doubt be a wonderful place to spend … Read More

Carolina In My Mind

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Driving around West Virginia we seemed to constantly get ourselves going on narrow roads with no sure sign that we were headed the right way or that they wouldn’t simply dead-end at some point. No big deal in a car, but when you’re pulling your house behind you, it suddenly … Read More

Back to Nature

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Moving into a new home always takes us a few days. Day one we just load everything inside, and then Ali spends a couple days finding a place for everything. About day four she starts pointing out projects for me to do. And by day five we’ve got hooks hung, … Read More

Up in the Air… Airstream.

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Long about the middle of our recent stay in New York we decided that renting places to stay in for a month at a time wasn’t going to work for us. We enjoyed visiting new places, but we didn’t enjoy the places we were living in. In New York our … Read More

Columbus Day

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It’s been a hectic couple of weeks. We visited D.C. in a bit of a whirlwind, because Ali had to fly back to MN for a few days to take care of some family stuff. I spent that time hunkered down to do some other work. Then our latest foray … Read More